This was another fun challenge for me to photograph. These two were amazingly quick in their direction changes, and sharp in their lines. Whenever her long hair would flail in the air, I let the shutter fly to try to catch it mid flight!
We really enjoyed our trip down to Asheville. Since both of us were able to make it this year, we had time to go around and see the downtown area, one of the arboretums, and some of the nice restaurants. In any case, this is a place we would like to explore more. Moreover we texted family to say that we should plan a trip down here so we can see even more. Thanks again for visiting the site to see the photos, and we hope to see you at the next Asheville Dance Classic this fall!
Last weekend was a nice time to drive south to the 2019 Asheville Dance Classic. On this occasion, the TimeLine Media mobile was fully packed both with gear and passengers. My wife could make the trip with me this year, so we could explore a little more this time. Of course Meghan and Jake Lavender were terrific hosts to us and the participants in their competition this year. To see photos from the event, you can click this link:
We took the opportunity to explore a little of the Asheville, NC area on this trip. At this time, many places were starting to bring out their holiday decorations. This would be perfect timing with the fall leaves almost fallen completely from the trees.
Certainly this area will be well decked out with twinkling lights to go along with the cozy place to eat around town. Moreover we enjoyed browsing the number of businesses centered around the arts including galleries and museums. I can see why Wave Studio has so many enthusiastic dancers that participate in their local competition. On the dance floor, some four-legged friends visited from the Humane Society of Asheville. All mambo heats contributed to their organization!
The photos from the 2018 Asheville Dance Classic will be expiring soon! Thank you to everyone that visited the site to see their photos. In particular, thanks to those who purchased images from this weekend. Before they are archived, you can see the photos here:
I really enjoyed participating in this competition! Not only was this a nice setting for dance photos, but they added unique elements over the weekend. Firstly, there was a charitable component to some of the heats. At the end of the competition, the organizers donated to the Asheville Humane Society from the proceeds. Moreover, a resident of the Society visited with the dancers after dinner! With all the dog lovers in the crowd they were a big hit!
To conclude the event, Mykyta Serdyuk and Anna Krasnoshapka danced an amazing show! Their performance was in your face being that they were sos close to the audience! From a photographer perspective, my low angle and lighting worked well in this situation.
Finally thanks to Meghan and Jake for inviting me to their competition! Since we have never worked together directly, I thank them for the support. When in the Asheville area, go visit them at Wave Dance Studio. Likewise, be sure to come to their competition next year!